snail mail favorites: sirens & sand dollars

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Even though I spent my idle teen years as an insufferable hipster–loath to like anything vaguely popular– today I’m utterly delighted that all of pop culture at large appears to share my fascination with mermaids. The way I see it, the mermaid trend is just another opportunity for the amazing mythology and folklore that surrounds these alluring sirens to be appreciated by a wider audience!

A bonus? It’s really easy to find stationery supplies that fit within a similarly enchanting theme – even if said supplies are almost too beautiful for me to dare use. (I’m looking at you, glimmering sand dollar washi tape!)

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These fancy, fin-flipping tapes are a cut above the usual offerings found at Big-Name Craft Store That I Won’t Namedrop: I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw them in a set on sale!

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All of the tapes in the set are lovely, but the swooping curves of this particular beauty – which reminds me of a woodblock print! – take my breath away. I will cry when this tape runs out!

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Another recent final-sale find at Ye Olde Craft Store: the massive pad of summery, plant-filled paper with which I created last week’s envelopes. That post shows off cactus-themed mailings, but I think these other patterns could fit very well within a deep sea aesthetic.

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Speaking of stationery supplies that relate to my recent blogging activities – last week I wore unicorns, and now I can write letters under their watchful eyes, too!

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What have I been including in these seafaring snail mail packages? Why, my own photographs of seascapes, of course! I recently printed a full exhibition’s worth of pictures from my recent trips to California, Scotland, and back home in Hawai’i. It’s the next best thing until I return to the Pacific next month!

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6 thoughts on “snail mail favorites: sirens & sand dollars

  1. Ah, all those washi tapes are so pretty! Don’t worry, I understand the desire to not use a beloved washi tape to avoid the dreaded feeling of running out of it xD

    • The pressure is on!! I feel extra protective of them because I suspect being on sale for such a good price means they might never come back 😀 I’ll be hoarding ocean washi tapes like a dragon if this keeps up!

      • Ya, that’s usually a sign they won’t be coming back – and why I have so many craft supplies, I always buy things on sale and then feel the need to buy multiples of things just in case xD

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